Hi, I'm Jeff; nice to meet...me. Thirty years ago, Jeff and Grace were nothing more than High School classmates. That is, until, at the direction and encouragement of a friend, Jeff picked up the phone and nervously called Grace to ask her on a date. It was in that year, Valentine's Day, 1991, that Jeff and Grace made it official. A few years later, as newly graduated high school sweethearts, Jeff proposed to Grace. Not wanting to win the Dundie for longest engagement, they set a date for the end of that year and the rest is history.
Over the past three decades, Jeff and Grace spent their time, energy, and love building a life together, raising their family in Athens, Georgia (Go DAWGS!). They have two children and have one grandson. Moreover, not long after the #RSVLTSVDay contest, they found out that their small family will keep growing, with twin grandbabies on the way.
Lifelong fans of "The Office", Jeff, Grace, and their children quote the show to one other regularly, discovering that they can find a reference to almost any situation. In the spirit of that ethos, we want to remind Jeff, Grace, and everyone else who shared their RSVLTSVDay posts: "You just gotta do everything you can to get the one person who's going to make all this worth it. At the end of the day, you gotta jump."
On Valentine's Day this past month, Jeff proudly posted a pic showing how proud he was to be married to Grace, saying:
"Thirty years ago today, I asked Grace to be my girlfriend. I'm so glad she said yes that day, and glad she said yes when I asked her to marry me. What was my pickup line? "Nice to meet me," of course. #rsvltsvday "
On behalf of all the RSVLTS squad, we'd like to share a massive congratulations to you, Jeff, for winning the RSVLTSVDay contest, and likewise THANK YOU to everyone that also submitted photos. We loved seeing your creativity, passion, and style this past Valentine's Day, and we can't wait to see more photos in the future!